6 Creative Ideas On Updating An Old Coffee Table
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If you are looking for creative ideas on updating an old coffee table, the choice of possible options is going to be quite impressive — from giving the piece a totally new look to slightly changing the accessories you keep on the table. Sure, a lot will depend on the integrity and the condition of the piece. Here are just some creative ideas on updating an old coffee table to help you get started:
Remove old finish and apply a new one
If your old coffee table is painted or tarnished, the easiest way to deal with it is to simply remove the old paint and apply a new layer. If you are not looking for any drastic changes — you can even go with a similar or an identical paint shade. The process is easy doable at home, and will not take you more than a couple days in total (with all the drying included).
Go for a totally new look
Note, that you are not supposed to go with the same finish you used to have. If, for example, you bought a new living room furniture collection, you can revamp your old coffee table to match new furniture style. It is possible to apply virtually any finish type at home — even give your old a coffee table a new glossy look or apply a faux marble surface instead of an old one.
Distress the piece
Yet another creative idea on updating an old coffee table is to simply give it a distressed look. This will even take less time than reapplying a new finish — not significantly, but still. Plus, distressed furniture gives a shabby chic to any room.
Put more effort into decorating
Sometimes, it is possible to simply change the accessories on the coffee table to give it a totally new look. Flower and candle arrangements, cosy table lamps — there are plenty of ideas on the subject. A more detailed list of suggestions can be found here.
Do not forget about regular maintenance
Regular cleaning and maintaining can help to prolong the lifespan of your furniture piece. It is especially important not to let spilled water sit on the table and follow the manufacturer’s instructions on cleaning the surface.
Remove the top completely, if seriously damaged
If the top of your old coffee table is seriously damaged, you might want to replace it entirely. Sure, finding the right spare parts might be tricky, but it is quite possible. Start at the same store you purchased the table in or contact a carpenter.
Finally, if not only the top, but also the base of your old coffee table is seriously compromised, consider going with a totally new piece. In the long run, it is going to be a wiser investment. Plenty of local stores offer a very nice selection of items at an affordable cost. In the UK, Furniture in Fashion is a fantastic platform to get started. As one of the leading and the most reputable stores in the country, it perfectly balances high product quality with a reasonable price.